Updated: January 15, 2013 4:05 PM | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

'Burt Wonderstone' to open SXSW film festival

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Steve Carell magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" will kick off the annual South by Southwest film festival.


'Burt Wonderstone' to open SXSW film festival

This undated publicity photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Steve Buscemi, left, as Anton Marvelton and and Steve Carell, as Burt Wonderstone, in New Line Cinema’s comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The Steve Carell magician comedy will kick off the annual South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. It was announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, that the film will premiere as the opening night film on March 8. (AP Photo, Warner Bros. Pictures, John P. Johnson)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Steve Carell magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" will kick off the annual South by Southwest film festival.

The Austin, Texas, festival announced Tuesday the film will premiere as the opening night film March 8.

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Carell and Steve Buscemi as a washed-up Las Vegas magician duo, with Jim Carrey a rival street performer. It also stars Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini. It was directed by Don Scardino.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film in theatres March 13.

The SXSW film festival runs March 8-16.

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